Tag archives: John Carrillo

Art Flag
By Richard Mineards   |   August 15, 2019

An interesting new flag is “flying” at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. The flag, the concept of firefighter-artist John Carrillo, who made the first version for the retirement for Santa Barbara fire chief Pat McElroy, incorporates hoses used by the Montecito Fire Department to fight the 2017 Thomas Fire. Throughout the disaster, the SB Polo […]

Dedicating the Flag
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 16, 2019

It’s a U.S. flag that measures seven feet by nine feet, was designed by retired firefighter John Carrillo, and is composed of fire hoses and couplings that were actually used fighting the Thomas Fire. A separate display case holds another smaller length of fire hose containing the signatures of every firefighter involved in fighting the […]

Fire Hose American Flag
By Lynda Millner   |   January 24, 2019

Donors, partners, and supporters gathered at the Santa Barbara Courthouse for an unusual dedication ceremony – a 7-foot-by-9-foot American flag made out of fire hose sourced from the Montecito and Santa Barbara fire departments and used in the Thomas Fire. It was made to honor the First Responders of the Montecito mudslides by retired Santa […]